7 Assisted Living Facilities near Meriden, CT

Top 5 Assisted Living Facilities in Meriden, CT

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Caring Star 2015

The Village at Kensington Place

Provides: Assisted Living
511 Kensington Ave, Meriden, CT 06451
"My mother-in-law was at The Village at Kensington Place in Meriden for 3 months and the care and attention that she got there was good. She was in their assisted living and the staff was fantastic..." More

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Complete Care at Meriden

Provides: Assisted Living
845 Paddock Ave, Meriden, CT 06450
"Rooms clean and large. Staff very friendly and helpful. Bingo, moves, Live music, I would Like to come here if I needed to have help in some way. Laura B Baillargeon" More

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Masonicare at Ashlar Village

Provides: Assisted Living
74 Cheshire Rd, Wallingford, CT 06492
"We like Masonicare at Ashlar Village. My father stayed there for two weeks. It's very organized and very clean. The people are wonderful. Everybody comes up to you and introduces themselves. The..." More

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Caring Star 2014

Mulberry Gardens of Southington

Provides: Assisted Living
58 Mulberry Street, Plantsville, CT 06479
"My father-in-law is in Mulberry Gardens of Southington. He needs just a little assistance with bathing and prompts for medical. The staff is very helpful, polite and nice. They just did anything..." More

Marbridge Retirement Center

Provides: Assisted Living
665 West Main Street, Cheshire, CT 06410
"My parents are in assisted living at Marbridge Retirement Center. They're wonderful. They couldn't be any better. It's a great facility, the food is very good, and they have a couple of different..." More

Orchards At Southington

Provides: Assisted Living
34 Hobart Street, Southington, CT 06489
"The Orchards At Southington is very pricey, and I do not think we can afford it. You get everything there. The visit was great. We loved it. It had everything included, which is what I was looking..." More

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Skyview Center

Provides: Assisted Living
35 Marc Dr, Wallingford, CT 06492
"Offering skilled nursing, medical and rehabilitative care for patients and residents. Whether for a short stay or for an extended period, our Clinical Care Teams are focused on implementing..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Meriden

    Seniors living in Meriden, Connecticut may enjoy a stroll through Hubbard Park, where the annual Daffodil festival takes place, or seeing a show in the nearby cities of New Haven or Hartford. Seniors in Meriden who are in need of assisted living services will find two facilities in Meriden and four in nearby Wallingford and Southington.

    Assisted living service agencies (ALSAs) are defined in Connecticut as managed residential communities providing assistance in activities of daily living and necessary nursing services for adults 55+. These agencies are licensed and regulated by the Facilities Licensing and Investigations Section of the state’s Department of Public Health. 

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Meriden

    • Meriden experiences cold winters averaging 18 degrees Fahrenheit and receives a higher amount of snow and rainfall than the national average. This can be challenging for seniors who want to spend more time outdoors.

    • Social security income is taxable in Connecticut, where some seniors may be exempted or partially taxed. Alongside a slightly higher cost of living in Meriden as compared to the national average, public and private pensions are also fully taxed by the state.

    • Meriden has a higher crime rate than 92 percent of other cities and towns in Connecticut. The city’s property crime rate in particular is also higher than the national average.

    • While Meriden is a car-dependent city, there are bus and rail services available with reduced fares for adults 65 and up. The city of Meriden also offers free Mini-Bus rides for residents 55 and above for pre-scheduled trips to medical appointments, shops, banks, pharmacies, hair salons, convalescent homes and the Meriden Senior Center.

    • The Meriden area is home to world-class medical facilities, including MidState Medical Center, MedExpress Urgent Care Center, the Community Health Center of Meriden and several Hartford Healthcare Medical Group services in Meriden in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

    • Meriden has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Max E. Muravnick Meriden Senior Center, an organization that offers free recreational and fitness programs, affordable meals and other social services for ages 55+.


    Paying for Assisted Living in Meriden

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Connecticut

    $4,000.00 US
    $3,697.00 Rocky Hill
    $3,350.00 Middletown
    $3,350.00 Meriden
    $3,097.00 Hamden

    Assisted Living costs in Meriden start around $3,350 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.

    It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Meriden and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.

    Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Meriden

    Senior citizens 65 and up may be eligible to avail of the state’s Medicaid 1915(c) waiver program, the Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders (CHCPE), to cover the cost of AL services in Meriden. 

    Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Connecticut page.

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    More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

    While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:

    • Veterans Benefits
    • Life Insurance Policy
    • Long-Term Care Insurance
    • Reverse Mortgage

    For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Connecticut page.


    Free Assisted Living Resources in Meriden

    Meriden and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.

    To see a list of free assisted living resources in Meriden, please visit our Assisted Living in Connecticut page.


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Meriden

    Meriden-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Connecticut are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Connecticut page for more information about these laws.

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    Assisted Living near Meriden, CT

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Meriden

    • Review of Complete Care at Meriden

      Rooms clean and large. Staff very friendly and helpful. Bingo, moves, Live music, I would Like to come here if I needed to have help in some way. Laura B Baillargeon Read more

      zekeandlaura
    • Review of The Village at Kensington Place

      My mother-in-law was at The Village at Kensington Place in Meriden for 3 months and the care and attention that she got there was good. She was in their assisted living and the staff was fantastic ... Read more

      Annmarie
    • Review of The Village at Kensington Place

      I liked The Village at Kensington Place. It was really pretty. The apartments were nice. The only reason why we didn't go with them was that it was priced higher. It was really beautiful. I have no... Read more

      Patricia
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